News stories in brief from around the World.
Title reads: "Pictured Paragraphs from the World's News".
Filmed in a variety of locations, most unknown.
LAUNCH OF CRUISER. Various shots of Vice-Admiral Fraser's mother performing launching ceremony of cruiser at "great ship building yard". Part of Naval Construction programme.
DRUMS FOR BATTALION OF KOYLI (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry). Various shots of the presentation of drums and bugles to a battalion by Mrs Waddilove, the wife of Captain Ernest Waddilove, the Northern Command Welfare Officer. C/U of Assistant Chaplain-General, who performed dedication ceremony. M/S of the battalion marching past camera.
PRESENTATION OF CHIROPODY VAN. Panning shot of Lieutenant General Sir William MacArthur and party standing beside a mobile chiropody van. C/U Of plaque reading "Mobile Chiropody Unit presented by Chiropody Group Council of the Board of Registration of Medical Auxiliaries". Various shots of soldiers receiving treatment in the van.
OLD SHIPS IN U.S. James River, Virginia, United States of America (USA). Various shots, some aerial, of a large number of old American cargo ships anchored side by side.
TELEGRAPH BOYS IN CITY STREETS. London. Various shot of telegraph boys taking messages from people in the street. They carry a notice: "Telegrams Accepted". The young men patrol bomb sites and take messages from people that have been bombed out. Spacing from 01:25:04 to 01:25:10.
ROYAL AIR (RA) CORPS BOYS SIGN ON. M/S of Mr John F Wolfenden, headmaster of Uppingham School and director of the ATC (Air Training School). He is in his office, talking on the telephone. Various shots of boys talking to ATC officials at a Ministry of Information building, we see them leave the building reading pamphlets.
HAILE SELASSIE & ABYSSINIANS. Abyssinia (Ethiopia). Various C/Us of Emperor Haile Selassie. He waits with his troops at the Sudanese border. Various good shots of Abyssinian warriors on horseback. More shots of Ethiopian men waving rifles and shouting. The men are rallying to join Selassie's army . M/S of Haile Selassie walking beneath a sunshade. Various shots of march past of Ethiopian infantry and cavalry.
HMS ILLUSTRIOUS SAFE AFTER ATTACK IN MEDITERRANEAN. Good view of warship lying just offshore. Navy officers standing on beach wave to her.
KING HAAKON & NORWEGIAN SAILORS. M/S of King Haakon of Norway getting out of car to shake hands with naval officers. He is dressed in naval uniform. Various shots of British sailors marching past King Haakon. They are followed by Free Belgian and Free Norwegian sailors, all fighting for Allied Forces.
MR CHURCHILL SEES COASTAL DEFENCES. Various shots of Prime Minister Winston Churchill with service chiefs looking up into the sky. The narrator cannot reveal what they are looking at - "it's hush hush". Good shots of Churchill in donkey jacket and peaked cap and smoking a cigar.